Abstract Title

Health Benefits of SNAP in Idaho

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Social and Cultural Anthropology

Abstract

Background: Does the government funded program SNAP, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or food stamps, aid in participant’s health? With over 60% of adult Americans either overweight or obese understanding how nearly the 20% of American who participate on SNAP use their food choices may benefit the future national health of America.

Methods: By using current data from Idaho and America data was collected to see how SNAP participant’s fared compared to low-income non-participants as well as high-income non-participants in food choices. Using this data a phone survey was conducted to current Idaho SNAP participants about their food choices and how their nutrition has been effected both before and after SNAP participation.

Conclusion: Findings will be shared at the conference.

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Health Benefits of SNAP in Idaho

Background: Does the government funded program SNAP, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or food stamps, aid in participant’s health? With over 60% of adult Americans either overweight or obese understanding how nearly the 20% of American who participate on SNAP use their food choices may benefit the future national health of America.

Methods: By using current data from Idaho and America data was collected to see how SNAP participant’s fared compared to low-income non-participants as well as high-income non-participants in food choices. Using this data a phone survey was conducted to current Idaho SNAP participants about their food choices and how their nutrition has been effected both before and after SNAP participation.

Conclusion: Findings will be shared at the conference.